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Saturday, June 5, 2004

I was on my Live Journal page today, writing some reviews and I ended up with one that more or less was Firefly related. THats right folks, you guessed it! Its Starship Troopers 2. Ill post it here since most of you will at least get a laugh out of it.


<:WARNING:> This film is for people that like films in which mushy things that make "splorch" noises spray onto the walls and floor and faces of characters after spending time in other characters. In this element the film is unflagging. <:END OF WARNING:>

Starship Troopers 2 is the story of how Lieutenant Womack (played by Richard Burgi & still angry because Tracey "broke his junk") and a squad of fine young Alliance Federals made a desperate last stand against the Reavers at an abandoned outpost on some desolate hell-hole planet only to eventually be over-run as the drop-ship comes down. This is- oh. Nevermind. I was getting this confused with Firefly.

Starship Troopers 2 is the story of how Captain Dax (played by Richard Burgi & angry about something) and a squad of scared shitless Federation MI's made a desperate last stand against the Bugs at an abandoned outpost on some desolate hell-hole planet only to eventually be over-run as the drop-ship comes down. There, thats much better isnt it?

Actually this film isnt half as bad as you would think. "Wow," you are certainly thinking, "This guy IS crazy." But am I? Truth be told the plot was servicable, the special effects were pretty good, the acting was decent to excellent (on the part of the principle actors), and there were lots of bugs running around and disemboweling people with the help of some really good gore makeup. In fact, the worst and most unapealling parts of the movie were the nudity and sex-scenes which were disturbing and chill inducing in a way that only The Matrix Reloaded has accomplished before. Its not often that you run across a scene that makes you want to spend the next hour and a half scrubbing yourself with scalding water and a large fresh piece of pumice but this film has TWO! Its like they had the one and said "What the Hell!? Lets do it again!"

But enough of that. This film was given a budget of six-million dollars and you can tell, every single penny of it is up on that screen in special effects, great sets, good costumes, and of course the splorchy stuff, which is always fun. All in all its a good, dark, wannabe-horror Sci-fi film, with a good poignant message at the end about war heros and who they really are as opposed to who the government says they are (No offense but it really is kind of an interesting point). Oh, and the soundtrack sucks. Fun stuff for the most part but its not great.

3 out of 4. (for the music & be
cause they killed most of the characters that I liked)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 1:19 PM


Thanks for the review, but I suspect I won't be seeing this. The more interesting point was made by the first one, which I fear a lot of people missed: WAR is BAD. That's another conversation.

What I would like to point out (beyond "Props for the Burgi comment! NICE!") is that ST2 was written-- screenwritten-- by Ed Neumeier, who also wrote the screenplay for the first Starship Troopers. This guy has a history of writing violent, yet wacky dramas ("RoboCop") and I dig the guy all to hell. Presently, he's on the IMDB under "Story By" for James Cameron's next movie. I'm sure it's just rumor.

What I'm saying is, I'm sure the script was top-notch, but the first one had Paul Verhoeven as a director, and this one has.... some guy. Glad you enjoyed it, but for "What the Fuh?" sequels, I think I'll go re-watch "RoboCop 2."


Sunday, June 6, 2004 7:20 PM


I actually might check it out. I was sort of wary of actually seeing this. The first one wasn't all that bad though it went way off of the original story but the movies are always different.


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